Week ending Sunday 2011/02/27

Monday 00:26 · Current status: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altar_(album) mmmmmmmmmm [Original.]

Monday 08:21 · @adamwulf Cool! [Original, responding to @adamwulf.]

Monday 10:18 · Follower count clicked over to a number with a lot of zeroes. The *000'th follower is a bilingual English/Portuguese spammer. There ya go. [Original.]

Monday 13:33 · Things real people don't say about your app: trpdsaya.tumblr.com/ [Original.]

Monday 13:54 · Vancouver, world livability champ: www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2011/02/liveability_ranking Now, if we could just get some of that global warming... [Original.]

Monday 13:57 · @dhh @obie Don't know of any long interval in which free markets have avoided occasional bubbles. Public scorn is a public service. [Original, responding to @dhh.]

Monday 15:01 · @andrewski I thought that's how you reported a spammer to Twitter. Is there another way? [Original, responding to @andrewski.]

Monday 15:05 · Translation telephone; good clean fun. Or dirty if you want: www.translation-telephone.com/ [Original.]

Monday 19:17 · @sandyataylor I'm pretty sure I wasn't the first person to say that... but I don't know who was. [Original, responding to @sandyataylor.]

Monday 22:17 · @rob_pike 21st-century Vancouver accent is a soft trans-Pacific thing, ghost of Asian influence on the consonants. [Original, responding to @rob_pike.]

Monday 22:21 · Wow, CNN gets into Libya before Al Jazeera: news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/21/in-eastern-libya-citizens-bouyant-and-cautious-as-they-await-gadhafis-move/ C'mon AJ, let's see what you can do. [Original.]

Tuesday 09:17 · Christchurch earthquake resources, maps, news + Person Finder www.google.com/crisisresponse/christchurch_earthquake.html #eqnz (via @google) [Original.]

Tuesday 15:47 · @nelson I read Arabic and would argue for Ghadhaffi. Doesn't help that pronunciation varies across the Arab world. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 15:49 · @nelson Grew up in Lebanon. When I say "read" I mean sound it out (it's 100% phonetic), don't understand much any more. [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Tuesday 20:53 · That Subaru sumo-wrestler commercial is first-rate. [Original.]

Tuesday 22:52 · Vitaminwater.com now redirects to a Facebook page. I sense a thundering herd of analogies. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:06 · Heh, my T-Mobile Nexus S roaming on Rogers is connecting just fine; it's only the home team that's cut off. [Original.]

Wednesday 09:19 · @chehodgins Yep :( [Original, responding to @chehodgins.]

Wednesday 09:24 · @matthewlaird Yeah, just edge networking. Would get 3G on Wind & Mobilicity I think. [Original, responding to @matthewlaird.]

Wednesday 09:31 · You can't possibly imagine how hard the Android eng team worked on the Honeycomb release. It's a long, long step. [Original.]

Wednesday 11:40 · The end of the IT department by @dhh: 37signals.com/svn/posts/2785-the-end-of-the-it-department [Original.]

Wednesday 14:06 · My Twitter→Facebook linkage broke. Worth turning back on? [Original.]

Wednesday 14:54 · Ryan Paul at Ars (@segphault) is looking for developers whose apps are cool on the Xoom tablet. [Original.]

Wednesday 17:27 · @sogrady I'll be posting impressions tomorrow. But I doubt you'll be surprised. [Original, responding to @sogrady.]

Thursday 09:23 · We need a 7"-form-factor-fan manifesto or insurrection or cabal or something, @KevinCTofel & I as instigators. [Original, responding to @KevinCTofel.]

Thursday 10:34 · Gosh, no sooner does Android Market become a web site than new tabs start appearing: https://market.android.com/books/ [Original.]

Thursday 11:31 · @c_pruett $200. I'm getting Chet to write up the details. [Original, responding to @c_pruett.]

Thursday 12:30 · @ginatrapani How much? Inquiring minds want to know. [Original, responding to @ginatrapani.]

Thursday 13:24 · @ginatrapani Wow. Seems pretty evil though, not enough room for much disclosure in 140chars. [Original, responding to @ginatrapani.]

Thursday 13:33 · @gruber Nah, it's a hippie California warm-bath-of-love thing. Everyone knows that. [Original, responding to @gruber.]

Thursday 13:35 · Just got GB on my day-to-day N1. 1st time for major release on everyday phone. No drama, everything a bit quicker. [Original.]

Thursday 13:40 · @dgentry I'm sort of amazed they haven't already. [Original, responding to @dgentry.]

Thursday 13:46 · Xoom user guide: www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/US-EN/TABLETS/XOOM/US-EN/Documents/StaticFiles/XOOM_UG_VZW_68014293001a.pdf Hm, Moto seems to want XOOM, which is not typographically insane. [Original.]

Thursday 13:54 · @infil00p All the big guys are making tablets. Watching the prices is gonna be fun. [Original, responding to @infil00p.]

Thursday 14:58 · @codinghorror That was a super-early half-baked version back in December. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Thursday 20:43 · Catalan for “dog”: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/02/23/Gos [Original.]

Thursday 21:58 · @djco Doesn't 3G on Rogers [Original, responding to @djco.]

Friday 10:45 · Internet Speed: A mystery www.laurenwood.org/anyway/2011/02/internet-speed/ [Original.]

Friday 12:38 · FollowFriday: twitter.com/timbray/favorites [Original.]

Friday 12:42 · @codinghorror Oh yes there are stupid things, yes there are for sure. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Friday 13:06 · StreetView zombie apocalypse: wonder-tonic.com/zombie/ [Original.]

Friday 15:13 · My personal fave nice little the-online-life conference: 2011.northernvoice.ca/ [Original.]

Friday 16:13 · Off to see Mr. Clapton tonight. Los Lobos opening. Optimistic. Taking the 11-year-old. [Original.]

Saturday 01:06 · Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. What's next? [Original.]

Saturday 01:23 · Sagrada Família: www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/02/26/Sagrada-Familia [Original.]

Saturday 01:42 · The only TV commercial I don't instantly mute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlluDJhXew [Original.]

Saturday 09:29 · Anyone with a Xoom, you oughta go out and get Air Attack HD. Intense, fast, fun: [Original.]

Saturday 10:30 · Dear LazyWeb: I want a nice-looking graph of N/x**2 with control over the X & Y axis extents. Must I use desktop software? [Original.]

Saturday 10:34 · @nelson Can control the X axis but not the Y apparently [Original, responding to @nelson.]

Saturday 10:52 · Hah, Wolfram Alpha will do it, you have to put a comma in between the "x from" and "y from" [Original.]

Saturday 10:52 · @tomgibara Thanks! I was missing the comma [Original, responding to @tomgibara.]

Saturday 16:41 · @evanphx Only 1 spelling in Arabic, but each of the 1st 2 consonants have multiple plausible English equivs, thus many permutations. [Original, responding to @evanphx.]

Saturday 16:58 · Israeli settlements: US vetoes UNSC resolution www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12512732 [Original.]

Saturday 18:43 · The last Premier Clark didn't work out so well. But it'll refreshing to have Gordo out of our lives. [Original.]

Saturday 19:20 · #addictionin140chars My brother, my best friend, my wife's father. Not exactly fucking rare. [Original.]

Saturday 20:08 · @DonDavies It's a Canadian politician's lot; I bet on the Prairies, though, you get to do it inside come winter. [Original, responding to @DonDavies.]

Saturday 20:15 · @joshtpm AlJ pro: ruthlessly even-handed. AlJ con: Really rude to their on-air guests, talking over their answers. [Original, responding to @joshtpm.]

Saturday 21:44 · Cricket world cup apparently not being live-streamed? Or am I just looking in the wrong places. [Original.]

Sunday 00:00 · Insightful photographic-arts criticism on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/counternotions/status/41766302074941440 [Original.]

Sunday 00:01 · @rajfidel Muchas gracias; there are a few "unofficial" streams but that one seems best. Flashblock reduces the clutter. [Original, responding to @rajfidel.]

Sunday 09:56 · @mathewi Except for, she's an outstanding writer; funny and touching. Hardly news that a successful writer can be a troubled person. [Original, responding to @mathewi.]

Sunday 13:48 · Strong piece by Lisa Goldman observes that none of the Mideast uprisings have a charismatic leader. Odd. www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/02/23/libya-after-qaddafi/signs-of-a-democratic-spring-in-libya [Original.]

Sunday 14:44 · @avibryant As a matter of principle, double the amount of garlic in the recipe. Rarely fails. [Original, responding to @avibryant.]

Sunday 14:52 · @drbrain SSDs don't click [Original, responding to @drbrain.]

Sunday 17:25 · There are some times when a browser refuses to let you select text; particularly blog-post titles. Maddening. [Original.]

Sunday 18:15 · @codinghorror Was actually Safari in this case but no browser is immune so I guess it must be hard. [Original, responding to @codinghorror.]

Sunday 23:21 · @chadfowler If I were that country in North Central Africa, I'd be pissed. [Original, responding to @chadfowler.]


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